John Singer Sargent -- American painter
Charcoal on paper, "Mug"
61 x 48.3 cm (24 x 19 in.)
signed John S. Sargent, l.r.
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Daisy also had a younger sister known as Constance (also known as 'Shelagh' form her childhood), Duchess of Westminster. In 1900 (I believe) her younger sister 'Shelagh' (Constance) married 'Bendor,' the Duke of Westminster, one of the richest, if not the richest, of English nobles. Her mother's reputation as a matchmaker was obviously well-respected after she had married her two daughters off to such wealthy men. Around the same time (1900 or perhaps 1901), the girls' brother, George Cornwallis-West, married Lady Randolph Churchill (nee Jennie Jerome of New York, U.S.A.), widow of Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill and mother of Winston Churchill. She was significantly older than he - he was actually a contemporary of her son's! It was a scandal in Society, but the couple were both well connected to the Prince of Wales (soon to become King Edward VII in 1901), and his support helped them stand firmly in their positions.
Daisy of course later
trouble during World War I, as her English birth was a problem for her
when World War I broke out and she was married to a German prince. All
three marriages of the Cornwallis-West siblings eventually ended in
George was re-married to a famous Edwardian actress, whose name I
was Stella, Mrs. Patrick Campbell. In the 'Literature' section you have
copied over from Sotheby's [see below], there are references to a
of her books she later wrote about her life, Daisy Princess of Pless,
Herself and The Private Diaries of Daisy, Princess of Pless.
Sold Sothebys 22 May 2002; lot 55 (212 lots in this auction); Sale N07802; $89,625